Dots is a simple two- to four-player game. The objective is to box in more of the board than your opponents do. The board is split into a grid pattern. Each player takes turn drawing a line between two adjacent grid points, or dots. As players enclose an area, it changes to the color of the player that boxed in the selected area. At the end of the game, whoever has filled in the largest amount of the board is the winner.
There are several ways you can play Dots. When setting up a table, the host can choose a number of options. The following list details those options.
Number of Players:
Two, three, or four players can play Dots. If you select to play a four-player game, it cannot begin until all four players are in the game and sitting down.
Dots can be played on a 5 by 5, 10 by 10, 15 by 15, or 20 by 20 size grid. The host can select the size when he/she creates the table. The default size is 10 by 10.
Change Turn on Box Completion:
The default options is to give a player an extra turn when he/she fills in a box. If the host selects the "change turn on box completion" option, the player is not given an extra turn. Instead, turns alternate every time a player selects his/her grid line, regardless of whether a box has been filled in or not.